Look into the Stars - #Astralis

We look up at the same stars and see such different things.
Jon Snow - Game of Thrones


   

The look at the stars

Since the dawn of humanity, we have looked at the sky and seen stars that may have gone out millions of years ago. We follow them when we travel, seek advice from horoscopes and dream of discovering the galaxies. Since 2011, International Space Day has been celebrated on April 12th - in memory of the first manned flight in space in 1961 and the first space shuttle flight in 1981. This challenge is designed to help you discover the stars in your world. What stories do they have to tell?


 

Conditions of Participation

Write an article for your world that has a connection to the stars - any template is allowed, so there are no limits to your imagination. How about a glowing mushroom shaped like a star, magical stardust, a journey to the stars or an important star constellation...? I know you can probably think of something. You are also welcome to combine this challenge with Tillerz' MAPril-Challenge or the short story for Adventure April.

 

The rules:

  1. Any article template related to the stars is allowed.
  2. Write a minimum of 300 and a maximum of 1,500 words (without BBCode) in a (common) language of your choice. I will translate your article using AddOn.
  3. The article must have been created in April 2024.
  4. Post your articleblock in the comments of this article by April 30, 2024 at the latest.
  5. Make sure the layout is readable.
  6. When using images, cite the source.
  7. Point out any NSFW content.
  8. I would be happy if you linked to this challenge in the footer of your article. (Section Footer Full Width Footer e.g. In response to the challenge "Unofficial Astralis Challenge" by Blue Fairy 74
  9. Use #Astralis or #UnofficialChallenge for publications on WorldAnvil.
  10. Have fun, be creative and please don't put pressure on yourself.

 
 


Prices

All participants receive this badge:
Astralis-Challenge 2024 by Blue Fairy 74
1st-3rd place winners will receive these badges - I will announce the winners and feature their items in my April recap.
Alstralis-Winner 2024 by Blue Fairy 74

I look forward to your submissions! Kind regards, Blue


   

Participant contributions

 


Cover image: Astralis - Latin for concerning the stars by Blue Fairy 74 - Midjourney-Collage

Comments

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Mar 31, 2024 09:54 by Mochi

Really looking forward to this challenge! <3 I have the *perfect* article in mind :D

I hope you have a great day!   Explore the endless planets brimming with life of the Yonderverse! Go after creatures, discover new places, and learn about the people you find along the way.   Check out my plans for Summer Camp!
Apr 2, 2024 15:29

That sounds great. I'm very excited about it. ;).

Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
Apr 26, 2024 19:28 by Mochi

Here's my entry... finally!

Star
Geographic Location | May 15, 2024

Supermassive, luminous balls of plasma, gases, and souls, important to the cultivation of life in the Yonderverse.

I hope you have a great day!   Explore the endless planets brimming with life of the Yonderverse! Go after creatures, discover new places, and learn about the people you find along the way.   Check out my plans for Summer Camp!
Apr 27, 2024 09:08

Thank you very much for submitting your article.

Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
Apr 3, 2024 07:47

Erster ^^
 

Fennân Observatorium
Building / Landmark | Jul 15, 2024

Die Sternenwarte des Nordens

Have a look at my entries for:
  • BasicDragons's Unofficial Dragon Challenge 2024: Parg-nél'rush, der Walddrache
  • DaniAdventures Romance-Ception! Challenge Ballade von der Silberelfe
  • My Adventure April short story Einer dieser Tage
  • Apr 3, 2024 16:09

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum ersten Eintrag und vielen Dank.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 4, 2024 07:01

    Ich danke für die schöne Challenge - der Artikel schrieb sich fast von selbst ^^

    Have a look at my entries for:
  • BasicDragons's Unofficial Dragon Challenge 2024: Parg-nél'rush, der Walddrache
  • DaniAdventures Romance-Ception! Challenge Ballade von der Silberelfe
  • My Adventure April short story Einer dieser Tage
  • Apr 4, 2024 17:48 by spleen
    Apr 5, 2024 16:19

    Thank you so much for your entry.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 4, 2024 22:25
    Apr 5, 2024 16:18

    Thank you very much for your participation.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 6, 2024 22:49
    Apr 7, 2024 13:42

    Vielen herzlichen Dank für Deinen Beitrag.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 7, 2024 21:51 by Catoblepon
    Apr 10, 2024 15:30

    Thank you so much, I'm really glad you submitted a post.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 7, 2024 23:59 by Jacqueline Yang

    Just One Night...   here's my entry! (I might add in a few edits here and there over the course of the next few weeks, but this is it! (Mostly finished)

    Apr 10, 2024 15:32

    Thank you very much for your entry.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 8, 2024 02:35
    Apr 10, 2024 15:34

    Thank you so much, I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 11, 2024 07:31
    Apr 11, 2024 14:51

    Thank you so much for taking part.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 20, 2024 00:27 by Ephraïm Boateng
    Apr 20, 2024 11:26

    Thank you, I'm really glad you submitted an entry.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 21, 2024 14:56

    I tried to combine both Look into the Stars and MAPril 2024. Thanks for running this challenge. It was a ton of fun!  

    The Zoglasdin Road
    Myth | Apr 28, 2024

    Now playing: Summer Camp 2024 Prep!   Ironsworn RPG Actual Play Fiction: Tales of the Inner Council!
    Apr 21, 2024 15:47

    Thank you very much for your participation.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 21, 2024 22:34
    Apr 22, 2024 17:00

    Thank you so much for your entry.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 22, 2024 18:03

    "In Light, Truth; In the Stars, the Way." Aran'sha's first guild has arrived:

    Celestial Circle
    Organization | Jul 9, 2024

    "In Light, Truth; In the Stars, the Way." Follow the celestial circle on a journey to the stars...

      Thank you so much for hosting this challenge!

    Sit down, my friend, and let me tell you of Aran'sha . A world where the sands shift and the stars sing, where the wind carries secrets and the twin moons keep silent vigil over it all.
    Apr 22, 2024 19:37

    Thank you so much, I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 24, 2024 05:15 by Dragon
    Apr 24, 2024 16:04

    Thank you very much for your participation.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 25, 2024 05:29

    I initially considered submitting my Adventure April prompt, but this seemed like a perfect time to make something entirely new (but still related) instead. Check it out:  

    Falconer's Eye System
    Geographic Location | Apr 25, 2024

    Apr 25, 2024 14:32

    Thank you so much for taking part.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 25, 2024 09:01

    Viel Spaß damit. Passt auch perfekt zu meinen Elben-Artikeln. :)  

    Aelondra, the Starflower
    Species | May 24, 2024

    You wanna see what we did for the last events? Go, click here: Eddies Major Events
    Apr 25, 2024 14:33

    Vielen herzlichen Dank für Deine Teilnahme.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 27, 2024 09:44 by Owen Davies

    Woo! Got it in, even if it is last minute (for me)

    Starfeather Circle
    Organization | Apr 27, 2024

    A Druidic Circle charged with protecting the Starlight Grove.

    "The world is only as big as one makes it. So make it bigger by expanding your mind."   Consider voting for me in the Worldbuilding Awards
    Apr 27, 2024 11:24

    Thank you very much for submitting your article.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 27, 2024 12:09

    My entry for your wonderful challenge!! ^^  

    Lovers Star
    Myth | Apr 27, 2024

    Apr 27, 2024 13:49

    Thank you so much, I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 29, 2024 02:15 by Pandora 9

    The Stars Where We Lay
    Prose | Jun 28, 2024
      Really interesting challenge that made me think about my world's legends. Thanks.

    Crimson Court: Dark Isekai Fantasy focusing on Court Intrigue, Politics and Complicated Relationships. And Wars. Heavily Under Construction, beware the pits.

    Apr 29, 2024 15:00

    Thank you so much for your entry.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 29, 2024 10:33 by Kerry

    its not quite where i want it, but it's still better than a noticable portion of my existing content lol Thanks for the challenge and inspiration

    Primordial God of the Twirling Suns
    Character | Jun 10, 2024

    Apr 29, 2024 15:01

    Thank you so much, I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 30, 2024 19:31 by Zannazook læ Gnom

    Always submitting homework at the last minute ^^' Well thank you very much for this challenge ! Helped me to think about how could people think about stars while looking at them in Sylame.  

    Pourquoi les Étoiles ?
    Document | May 2, 2024

    May 1, 2024 03:42

    Thank you very much for your participation.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    Apr 30, 2024 21:43 by Secere Laetes

    Puh, gerade noch geschafft (und da aus der Grundwissensektion nicht so lang wie sonst häufig):  

    Die Sphären der Götter
    Geographic Location | Apr 30, 2024

    May 1, 2024 03:41

    Ein herzliches Dankschön für Deinen Beitrag.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    May 1, 2024 08:43

    Auch wenn es offiziell schon zu spät ist, versuche ich es trotzdem mit der Einreichung. Falls das mit dem Verlinken hier im Kommentar mal klappt: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/mirintha-leijona/a/im-namen-der-sterne-article

    May 1, 2024 08:51

    Vielen herzlichen Dank, dass Dein Artikel noch dabei ist.

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.
    May 1, 2024 19:37

    Didn't get my entry finished in time for the challenge but here it is anyway!

    Astral Diviner
    Profession | May 1, 2024

    I can hear the stars, they are singing to me...
    For more mystery and magic, check out the world of Starsong
    May 2, 2024 16:14

    Thank you very much for contributing the last 25th post ;).

    Stay imaginative and discover Blue´s Worlds, Elaqitan and Naharin.

    I would be very happy if you would celebrate my SC contributions with me.